Movies – 10 Great Movies To Watch Before They Disappear From Netflix At The End Of January
At the beginning of each new month, the world’s most popular streaming platforms—such as Netflix, HBO Max and Hulu—offer up dozens of new movies to choose from. And February will be no exception, as Netflix will produce an exciting, eclectic list of films to choose from.
But each new month also means we must say goodbye to some great films. By the end of January, a host of movies will leave the world’s most popular streaming platform for the foreseeable future.
Luckily, you have time to catch those flicks before they disappear. Here are ten great movies that you should check out before they exit Netflix by the end of January.
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Adam Sandler is one of my all-time favorite actors. For as much flack as he receives from both critics and the arthouse community, I find him incredibly watchable—even when his movies aren’t great. I’m very nostalgic for Sandler’s early output, which includes Mr. Deeds. From start to finish, Sandler takes you on a hilarious, entertaining ride.
For Colored Girls (2010)
It’s incredible to find such a little-seen film backed by such an all-star cast. Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Tessa Thompson—I mean, wow. It’s crazy that this movie even exists. This is the kind of lineup you want for a film about a group of Black women trying to make it in New York City.
Pineapple Express (2008)
Stoner comedies seem few and far between these days. But back in the 2000s? They were all the rage. And perhaps no stoner tale packed a better one-two punch than Pineapple Express, which was led by James Franco and Seth Rogen. And when you throw Danny McBride, Amber Heard, Rosie Perez and Craig Robinson into the mix? Then you’ve got one heck of a comedy on your hands.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
I’m not ashamed to admit it: I love a light, easy-breezy drama about people helping each other. The Hundred-Foot Journey is a simple, straightforward film about a young, aspiring chef who connects with an older woman who becomes his culinary mentor. This is the kind of movie you can throw on and let wash over you.
Note: The Hundred-Foot Journey will leave Netflix on January 31.
A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)
Much like Adam Sandler, Martin Lawrence has taken a lot of heat from critics in his day. Take A Thin Line Between Love & Hate—a movie with a 12% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Because of that, many people will never experience the unique brand of entertainment Lawrence brought to cinemas in the 1990s. I suggest you give it a go with this underrated gem.
We Are Your Friends (2015)
Zac Efron has appeared in a handful of great movies that flew under the radar for most moviegoers—and one of those films was We Are Your Friends. Featuring great performances from both Efron and Emily Ratajkowski, this music-filled document of a charismatic DJ’s rise to fame is a great watch.
Note: We Are Your Friends will leave Netflix on January 27.
To be honest, Netflix doesn’t have much of a horror movie selection. But this quietly terrifying flick from 2018 will scare the ever living daylights out of you. Malicious was produced on a mere budget of $3.5 million—but that’s all the movie needed to create a horror tale that transcends what we typically receive from the genre.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Back in 2016 when I covered the Sundance Film Festival, people just couldn’t stop talking about Swiss Army Man. Perhaps it was merely the absurd premise of the film, which features Daniel Radcliffe as a corpse of a man washed up on shore. But any way you spin it, Swiss Army Man is a unique experience that’s worth checking out.
Note: Swiss Army Man will leave Netflix on January 29.
Death at a Funeral (2010)
It’s no surprise that remakes don’t always work out—in fact, they have a tendency to be downright terrible. But that wasn’t the case with Death at a Funeral, which reimagined the original 2007 British comedy with an all-star case of Black actors—and, strangely enough, Peter Dinklage, who returned as the same exact character he played in the first film(but this time branded with a different name).
Employee of the Month (2006)
Look: I know this movie isn’t for everyone. Employee of the Month isn’t going to win any Oscars. But this was definitely a movie I couldn’t wait to see back in 2006 when I adored this brand of comedy. Starring Dane Cook at the height of his stand-up success and Dax Shepard before he really took off, Employee of the Month is an entertaining capsule in time for comedic cinema.